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Refinishing hardwood floors - some frequently asked questions

Debbie Gartner's picture

One of our specialties is sanding and refinishing hardwood floors. We are often asked the same questions, so I thought it would be helpful to gather these all in one place.

This explains the pros and cons for both dark and light hardwoods. It also provides tips on how to make your floors last longer.

Is it possible to do a light sanding? What does buffing mean?
This explains what a screen and recoat is and when it makes sense to do it. It's a great preventative maintenance strategy.

Can you refinish Pine Floors? How about pine steps?
Here in the Northeast and Mid Atlantic states, we have a lot of old homes. So, naturally there are a lot of floors with pine wood. And sometimes there is oak on the floors, but pine on the steps. Click to read more about your option.

How can I get dark hardwood floors?
Dark is so hot now, and I have so many customers asking me how to get dark hardwood floors, so I thought this may come in handy.

Do you offer dustless sanding?

If you live in the Westchester NY/Fairfield CT area, feel free to give The Flooring Girl a call at 914-937-2950. Of, find us at

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